SELLA & MOSCA CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA RISERVA
- Grenache in real old-world style... tough & mean when opened but it becomes much finer and tastier with some air. Nice notes of old oakwood, does not taste like sharp new oak tannins or strong vanilla. Really charming fruit & acid profile; I was very much into the character of this wine - just give it some breathing time and serve it around 17º C rather than 'hot room temp' Decent value.
Belgian wrote:CRASTO Douro 2006 - very pleasing - big, balanced and great quality esp. for price. Has a full taste with lots of fruit and a countering dryness that makes it European and not another flabby, juvenile fruit bomb.
Tinta Roriz = Tempranillo, the grape comprising 50% of this progressive Douro Valley wine that reminds me a little of powerful Spanish reds. Imparts a spiciness over the deep ripe-cherry tones.
Drinks very well in its youth, 15 bucks, scored a rare 91 - # 81588 whenever it comes back...
Belgian wrote:Yeah months ago, just got to it. Was one of those reflexive purchases... like 'wow 91 AND cheap... well I've hated some Portugese reds in the past but this sounds good" - I'm constantly learning!
By the way I think those 50-100 range scores can be stupid in a way (they don't mean I'll like something) but I figure even 91's and 92's are not given lightly so the wines can't be poorly-made.
icemachine wrote:Auchentoshan Triple Distilled. A Lowland Single Malt, nose of cherry, light peat, vanilla and a slight astringency in the finish. Although I wouldn't hunt it down, what I paid for it in Duty Free, it was certainly a decent value.
Belgian wrote:I grabbed three of these
icemachine wrote:Anybody used this yet?
https://www.vintagesshoponline.com/vint ... px?lang=en
Just browsing through it, looks like there is some deals, especially in the bin ends.
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